Wednesday, July 19, 2006
More Than I Can Count
I have received so many cards, letters and gifts from friends in the wake of our loss of Jacob.
Today my friend Meg came to get me to take me to a movie. She saw the display of cards and flowers, and said "So many people love you."
Then after she left a packet of mail arrived, and 10 more cards from my friends were enclosed.
One of my friends Kelly, sent me a CD of The Dixie Chicks Song "Godspeed", along with a print of the lyrics to the song, embellished with medallions of foot and handprints of a baby, so I could frame it.
The lyrics were as if they were written for Jacob. "Godspeed little man," it read. "Sweet dreams little man. Oh, my love will fly to you each night on angels' wings."
To say I cried is an understatement. I sobbed.
"God Bless Mommy and Matchbox Cars,
God Bless Dad and Thanks for the Stars.
God hears "amen" wherever we are,
And I Love You."
What beautiful words.
If you're the iPod type, you can find it on iTunes.com.
Godspeed, Sweet Dreams.